Internship begins May 27, 2019 and ends no sooner than August 16, 2019.
This position provides hands-on training and experience with the fundamentals of environmental education best practices, program facilitation, and interpretation. Interns will primarily assist in the daily facilitation of summer camps, covering a wide variety of ecological topics through activities that incorporate elements such as art, physical activity, and exploration of Tracy Aviary’s grounds.
Duties will primarily include:
Preparing materials and assisting in teaching engaging summer camp programs for children in pre-kindergarten through 8th grade.
Writing and organizing one week of a half-day camp.
Lead-facilitating one week of camp as a culmination of the summer experience.
Other duties may include assisting with events, completing maintenance/administrative tasks associated with the programs described above, attending routine organizational and departmental meetings and events, and participating in various training opportunities, as appropriate.
Please note that these positions do not involve any direct contact with animals.
$400/month for 3 months of service
Must speak, read, and write English fluently. Fluency in Spanish is preferred, but not required. We are seeking individuals possessing a strong desire to work with audiences of all ages and to incorporate experiences that strengthen their connection to the natural world.
Education: A bachelor’s degree in education, natural resources, environmental studies, conservation, biology, zoology or related field from an approved college or university is preferred but not required.
Experience: None required. A desire to work within the field of education is strongly preferred. Experience with youth and/or students or other experience related to the above duties is preferred.
This position requires a 30 hour a week commitment over a period of three months. Position will require a set schedule of Monday through Friday, 8am-2pm OR Monday through Friday, 11am-5pm. Work hours require applicants to be freely available during their designated work week for the entire duration of service.
Interns must secure their own housing for the duration of the internship.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications are being accepted immediately. No telephone calls please. Send a cover letter (indicating a preference for the 8am-2pm or 11am-5pm shift; if no preference, you will be considered for either shift), one-page resume, and three references to Marina Astin, Education Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit www.tracyaviary.org for more information regarding Tracy Aviary.